Considering how bad the recession has been to state budgets, can you really blame New Hampshire from trying to increase revenue from non-tax sources? The way this Republican is complaining, you'd think that the state voted to increase property taxes.
In his testimony before the state's House Judiciary Committee on January 20, Baldasaro offered his objections to gay marriage, first insisting that it's "not normal."[...]
"I wanted to make sure everyone understood here, that this legislature sold the rights of $10,000 per kid under title four, when they said that homosexual couples, not married, can adopt."
"So we sold each kid to a homosexual couple that's not married for $10,000," Baldasaro said.
Although it's still better that those kids are in New Hampshire, where their lieutenant governor isn't comparing them to stray animals that shouldn't be fed or else they'll breed.
Sometimes the fact that these folks get honest (on tape) actually makes me happy. Sure, it isn't fun to listen to these people's crazy talk, but it's better than them couching it in abstract, polite terms ("Children need both a mother and a father," "State aid increases taxes and discourages people from working") and being a part of the acceptable, serious discourse. It's easier for people to understand their motivations that way.